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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +12, 16 strokes, cangjie input 廿中心火 (TLPF), four-corner 44331)

  1. (historical) Yan, an ancient march, duchy, and kingdom of northeastern China during the Zhou dynasty
  2. (historical) Ji, its capital; Yanjing; other later cities in the same area, including Beijing
  3. (bird) swallow
  4. comfort, enjoy

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 683, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19429
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1095, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2239, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+71D5

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jin1, jin3, Yale yin1, yin3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つばくらめ, romaji tsubakurame)

  1. a swallow
    • c. 890: Taketori Monogatari (page 11)
      「[...] 石上の中納言には、燕(つばくらめ)の持たる子安のかい、ひとつ取りて賜へ」
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 7 page 29)
      是我邦所謂豆波久良米

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つばめ, katakana ツバメ, romaji tsubame)

  1. swallow, especially the barn swallow, Hirundo rustica
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Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana つばめ, romaji Tsubame)

  1. a place name, such as that of Tsubame City in Niigata Prefecture

References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yeon) (hangeul , revised yeon, McCune-Reischauer yŏn, Yale yen)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yān (yan1), Yān (Yan1), yàn (yan4), Wade-Giles yen1, Yen1, yen4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yến, én, yên, nhạn, hiên)

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